Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Parents' fight to save their schools
I spent most of Saturday here at St Gregory's and The Wyndford Primary Schools in Maryhill where the parents are staging a peaceful occupation of the school buildings. You can read more about it here and I will be blogging about the whole issue of these closures in more detail when I've time but for now I'll just tell you that I found them to be well organised, well disciplined and in good spirits - without a drop of alcohol in sight (maybe Jimmy Reid's been in touch!). Of course they don't want to spend the Easter holidays in a school sleeping on gym mats with nothing to do but sing karaoke (yes, they have a karaoke machine) but their children's education is important to them and so is their community and the Wyndford is just one of many communities across Glasgow which will be devastated if these proposals go ahead. More later because it's an issue of huge importance and it's about to hot up as we approach the 23 April vote on it!